Napoli are pushing to the transfer deadline for Matteo Politano, hoping a chain reaction of moves can get Sassuolo to relent at €25m.
The Partenopei have seen multiple offers rejected, as the Neroverdi do not have financial issues.
The Mapei Stadium club instead won’t release Politano until they have found a suitable replacement.
According to Sky Sport Italia, a chain reaction could begin to get the deal done in time.
Cagliari are recalling North Korean striker Han Kwang-Song early from his loan at Perugia, which would allow Diego Farias to join Sassuolo.
Napoli have also reportedly got the all-clear from Adam Ounas to join Sassuolo on loan, giving the Neroverdi not one, but two alternatives to Politano.
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